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New app tracks your location through Instagram and Twitter photos

Unless you're careful, it's astonishingly easy for a stranger to find out where you took your Instagram and Twitter photos—even if you didn't explicitly share your location. An app called Ready or...

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The bystander shooting in New York's Times Square was livetweeted

Late Saturday night, New York's pedestrian-heavy Times Square turned into an open firing range after police officers shot wildly into crowds while in pursuit of an "agitated man."  The two New York...

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Aaron Paul held a citywide Twitter scavenger hunt in Boise

It's no secret that Aaron Paul is a huge fan of Breaking Bad fans. He did an AMA on Reddit last month (and later awarded "Bitchies" for the best questions). Two fans will to get the chance to roll up...

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Fantasy football players ruin game for NFL star

You did it, spiteful fantasy football fans. You ruined the game for one of its best real players. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice announced Sunday, after recording his worst game in recent...

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#TeamWalt is officially the most hated group of fans online

[WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD] It's getting hard out here for supporters of sociopathic, drug-pushing megalomaniacs.  I really hate to say this, but I think the people who write #BreakingBad should...

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Russian official blames Navy Yard shootings on 'American exceptionalism'

UPDATE: Mayor Vince Gray confirmed at least 12 dead at Navy Yard, according to the Washington City Paper. Police are seeking two possible gunmen, a white man and a black man in their 40s or 50s. Both...

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Navy Yard shooter identified after false initial reports

Authorities have identified the suspect killed in Monday's mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, in which at least 12 people died. However, several networks had wrongly identified the suspect...

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Comedian Dave Coulier answers our burning questions

Dave Coulier is one clean guy. Not just because of the gardeners meticulously fixing up his lawn behind us during this interview, but because he’s launching his big Clean Guys of Comedy Tour concert...

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2 Toronto firefighters sacked over sexist tweets

A guy named @hero_matt has some thoughts about women's "defects." “Reject a woman and she will never let it go. One of the many defects of their kind. Also weak arms,” wrote Matt Bowman last November....

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Daily Fluff: Cat accidentally tweets lewd photo to corporate account

What was meant to be a private photo sent via direct message, was accidentally broadcast to millions of followers earlier this week, and may end up costing a cat his job. Spazz, a social media manager...

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Why I stopped following celebrities on Twitter

I have a friend who contends that the only celebrity worth following on Twitter is Michael Caine. She could very well be right. This is for the simple fact that Michael Caine on Twitter—imitated by...

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Here's why you were added to Twitter spam lists

Over the last few days, Twitter spammers urged me to find out Louis Tomlinson's phone number, hear a leaked version of One Direction's new album, and get a free iPhone. What's notable is that these...

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Taliban claims credit on Twitter for election official's assassination

The Taliban killed a senior Afghan election official and bragged about it on Twitter Wednesday, ahead of presidential elections.  Assassins on motorbikes gunned down Amanullah Amanullah, the head of...

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Turkish government hiring 6,000 young Twitter users to post propaganda

Say you're a government that recently faced massive public opposition that organized through social media, bad enough you considered banning Twitter outright. What's your next step? If you're Turkey,...

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iOS7 users are already showing off the best new feature—the lock screen

If Twitter is any indication, the best feature of the iPhone's latest operating system is not its improved functionality, but rather its complete overhaul of the home screen. Apple allowed users to...

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Why Twitter can't win its war on spam

Why invest in Twitter’s initial public offering when you could pick up a couple thousand new followers instead? There’s an entire black market dedicated to selling dummy accounts at bargain bin...

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Anti-pedophile vigilantes lash out at their critics with online threats

When two sisters slammed an anti-pedophile group for naming-and-shaming a suspect who later took his own life, the vigilantes turned their attention towards the siblings with threats that left them...

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These people sold their souls to Yahoo for a Marissa Mayer retweet

A bunch of people are about to use Yahoo as their homepage, switch to Yahoo Mail, and stop making fun of the firm's derided new logo. Why? Because company CEO Marissa Mayer retweeted them. Mayer...

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The 'Sex and the City 3' parody Twitter makes us wish it were real

Yesterday, a Twitter account popped up for what looked like the awful sequel to the awful sequel to the awful Sex and the City movie. “It’s official! Sex in the City 3 is on!” enthused the Sex and the...

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'The Boy Kings' author Kate Losse accuses Dave Eggers of plagiarizing her life

Kate Losse has taken on the mission to, in her own words, “talk back publicly about [womens’s] deletion from tech discourse.”  The ex-Facebook employee has written extensively about the scourge of...

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